Blood moon features the moon in parts of America, Europe and Africa

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Kabar Medsos – A lunar eclipse early Monday produced a “blood moon,” which occurs when the sun, Earth and moon align, and the moon passes through the darkest part of Earth’s shadow.

The event was best seen in the eastern U.S., South America, Africa and Western Europe. Totality, or the moment when the moon was fully obscured, occurred around midnight.

The red hue appears because the only sunlight reaching the moon passes through Earth’s atmosphere, according to NASA.

“The more dust or clouds in Earth’s atmosphere during the eclipse, the redder the Moon will appear,” the space agency wrote on its website. “It’s as if all the world’s sunrises and sunsets are projected onto the Moon.”

The May full moon is sometimes known as the “flower moon” in traditional folklore because it’s typically at a time of year when spring flowers emerge.

NASA featured livestreams of the eclipse from locations across the globe, including in Alabama, Italy, Spain and New York. Scientists also answered questions on the live feed. From beginning to end, the eclipse lasted just over five hours.


Blood moon menampilkan bulan di beberapa bagian Amerika, Eropa dan Afrika

Kabar Medsos – Gerhana bulan Senin dini hari menghasilkan “bulan darah”, yang terjadi ketika matahari, Bumi, dan bulan sejajar, dan bulan melewati bagian tergelap bayangan Bumi.

Momen itu paling baik dilihat di AS bagian timur, Amerika Selatan, Afrika, dan Eropa Barat. Totalitas, atau momen saat bulan tertutup sempurna, terjadi sekitar tengah malam.

Rona merah muncul karena satu-satunya sinar matahari yang mencapai bulan melewati atmosfer bumi, menurut NASA.

“Semakin banyak debu atau awan di atmosfer Bumi selama gerhana, semakin merah Bulan akan muncul,” tulis badan antariksa itu di situs webnya. “Seolah-olah semua matahari terbit dan terbenam di dunia diproyeksikan ke Bulan.”

Bulan purnama Mei kadang-kadang dikenal sebagai “bulan bunga” dalam cerita rakyat tradisional karena biasanya pada saat bunga musim semi muncul.

NASA menampilkan streaming langsung gerhana dari lokasi di seluruh dunia, termasuk di Alabama, Italia, Spanyol, dan New York. Para ilmuwan juga menjawab pertanyaan di live feed. Dari awal hingga akhir, gerhana berlangsung lebih dari lima jam.

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